Tuam historian Catherine Corless will be conferred with an honorary degree this afternoon at NUI Galway.

Ms Corless, who campaigns on behalf of the survivors and the deceased of the former Tuam Mother & Baby Home, is one of four people receiving honorary degrees from the University this week, and will be conferred with a Doctor of Arts this afternoon.

Tomorrow, musician Sharon Shannon will be conferred with a Doctor of Music.

Helen Rochford-Brennan from Tubbercurry, an activist for people with dementia, and biodiversity campaigner Brendan Dunford of the Burren Life Project will be conferred with honorary degrees on Wednesday, during the Autumn conferring ceremonies at the University.

 

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